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Jungle Beat: The Movie

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Animated animals teach alien about love; mild peril.

Movie G 2020 88 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 7+

Movie is cute but has some violence and some of the characters act rudely and awful toward eachother

This movie started super cute! And encourages the concept of friendship and working together but the hedgehog is super grumpy and unkind toward other animals which I personally do not like my kid seeing at four years old.. I had to fast forward through that. I love that they try to encourage love and feeling special and that everyone should be included.. but dislike the idea of how the alien lives on a planet that literally kills others and destroys all living creatures and things, the planet he comes from is destructive, and the *leader* is terrible to the alien.. The stampede was a bit scary also and I had to fast forward through it as well as the idea of *capturing his friends* thats awful.. and this shouldn't be in movies for kids under 7.. So some violence that may not be suitable for kids under 8

This title has:

Too much violence
3 people found this helpful.
age 4+

Please support movies like this

There are so few movies being made for younger kids that are safe and not infused with blatant political indoctrination. We have to support the ones that ARE being made, if we want more of them. This movie was good for ages 4-14. It had no questionable moments. It was entertaining, even if not the funniest. It had a wholesome message. The visuals were beautiful. We rented it for $4 on Amazon, and it was worth it.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This movie is adorable. With a little bit of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial -- an alien longing for home -- and a tad of the fun, talking, singing animals of Madagascar, the ingredients whip up a recipe that young kids will enjoy. And if they learn from watching Munki, Trunk, and Rocky about how to make shy people feel welcome, and how important hugs and encouragement are, that's just a bonus.

The animals in Jungle Beat: The Movie marvel at how much fun it is to talk and to learn new words, echoing the process many younger viewers may be experiencing themselves as their vocabularies grow by the minute. In one scene, a character struggles to be patient and do the right thing instead of being impulsive, something many kids will relate to. The inclusion of an ill-tempered hedgehog named Humph, who is probably grumpy because no one can safely hug him, balances what might otherwise feel a bit treacly and oversweet.

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